Since 7 March 2022, Thierry Aelens has been Chief Executive Officer at Ignitis Renewables.
Thierry Aelens has been working in the energy sector for more than 20 years including more than 15 years in renewables. He has unique experience in offshore wind energy projects and has been directly involved in the implementation of more than 5 000 MW of renewable energy projects.
Thierry Aelens has the highest level of management and business development experience. He managed the construction of offshore wind projects for RWE Innogy (RWE renewables), one of the largest energy companies in the world. He was also Vice President of STX France, one of the leading manufacturers of offshore wind substations, where he was responsible for the supply contracts for energy leaders such as Orsted, EDF, EON and Rentel. Before joining Ignitis Renewables, Thierry Aelens held senior positions at Elicio, a renewable energy company, and Mitac Renewable Energy, a consultancy company specialising in the renewable energy sector.
Thierry Aelens holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from University College London and the University of Aachen, as well as an Executive Diploma from INSEAD, one of the leading international business schools. He has broadened his knowledge in the marine engineering, oil and gas and energy sectors through various professional trainings and studies.